I haven’t felt much like reading the past couple days. I’m in shock, trying to process things. Seen at Wednesday’s insurrection / coup / riot (what are you calling it?): NoosesConfederate flagsAn “Auschwitz Camp” sweatshirt with “Staff” printed on the back White supremacy is real. Systemic racism is real. Anti-Semitism is real. Should Trump flags … Continue reading American Folklore
How do you read? Do you skim over some sentences, not seeing each individual word but getting the gist just the same? Do you read slowly, "hearing" each word in your head? I admit I do both. For certain authors I force myself to slow down and take in every word, to hear every inflection … Continue reading Savor a good book lately?
Happy New Year and thank you for reading my blog! I hope you consistently find things here to read, ponder, share and discuss. I've already collected a good group of potential reads from various 'best of 2020' lists. But I also looked at last year's running list, and there's so much there I still want … Continue reading books to read 2021
Twyla Tharp - sound familiar? She's a dancer, choreographer and all-around creative person. Her first book was The Creative Habit and now she's giving us her take on aging with Keep It Moving: Lessons for the Rest of Your Life. Tharp mixes stories from her life and work with a series of suggestions and exercises … Continue reading Keep it moving
Halloween ABC is a children’s book, but I'd say that all ages would enjoy the dark, spooky, sinister fun. Why am I reading a children's book? It all started with a bookmark... Let me explain. I collect bookmarks! My dad started it for me when I was a kid, and we’ve kept it up ever … Continue reading Halloween ABC
A vote for Donald Trump is a vote for Stephen Miller. And a vote for Stephen Miller is a vote for that guy in high school and college who would dump his garbage next to the trash can and refuse to pick it up because 'that's what the janitors get paid to do.' Oink. Stephen … Continue reading Hatemonger in Chief
2020 has been a weird year for reading. Some books have taken me months to get through. And there's a chunk of time missing from my tracking notebook - I'm sure I read something the first couple months of quarantine, but I didn't bother writing anything down. Typical pandemic behavior. The Last Mrs. Parrish by … Continue reading 2020 Book List